A report on research investigating the practical usefulness of current fall prevention and protection methods when working at heights

Iain Cameron*, Gary Gillan, Roy Duff

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Abstract

The UK Construction Industry suffered 84 fatal accidents during the year 2000. Almost half of these fatalities were due to ‘falls from heights’ and around half of these were due to ‘falls from roof edge’ and ‘falls through roof. The statistics also suggest that new build (e.g. profiled aluminium roofs) are just as dangerous as refurbishment (e.g. asbestos cement roofs). These figures demonstrate that falling accounts for the majority of fatal accidents in the UK Construction Industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Safety Management Systems
EditorsSteve Rowlinson
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter24
Pages332-339
Number of pages8
Edition1
ISBN (Print)0203493966, 9780203493960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Engineering

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